Interview Questions for a Forest Officer

Interview Questions for a Forest Officer  


A forest officer can be known as a forester, forest manager, woodland manager, assistant head forester. This is a physical demanding job with a need for an ability to project manage long term schemes, work with external partners and a good working knowledge of forestry. Throughout the forest officer job interview you need to highlight these skills, your own forestry experience and your relevant qualifications; arboriculture, countryside management, forest management, forestry and woodland ecology and conservation


Often out of 300 applicants only 6 candidates will be interviewed. In most interviews, but this varies depending on the job sector and employer, you will be asked around 10 questions during a 45 minute interview.



The key to passing job interviews in preparation and practice, this sounds obvious but is often overlooked with the average interviewee spending around only 60 minutes preparing for their job interview.

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10 Interview Questions for:

An Forest Officer Interview


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 1

  • Can you tell me a little bit about your experience as a forest officer?


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 2

  • What certificates of confidence do you possess, IE, chainsaw, wood-chipper, harvester?


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 3

  • Why is  a good working knowledge of health and safety an important part of this role?


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 4

  • Can you give an example of when you have completed a long term forest project?


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 5

  • How do you motivate others when working collaboratively on a project?


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 6

  • What land management skills do you possess? 


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 7

  • What type of specialist personal protective equipment can you operate IE harnesses, abseils, etc


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 8

  • Give an example of managing and maintaining specialist equipment and machinery?  


Forest Officer Job Interview Question 9

  • How do you carry out a survey of a new site?


Forest Officer  Job Interview Question 10

  • How do you evaluate the success of a project?


Forest Officer  Job Interview Question 11

  • Do you have any questions for me?

Good questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.


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